Democracy Today

Leaders in classical education, including those leading Ascent Classical Academies, believe we are stewards of the Western tradition, and the fruits of civil and religious freedom. They believe the diffusion of learning is essential to the perpetuity of this legacy.

Recap: The History of Happiness

At the 2020 National Symposium for Classical Education, Dr. Mary Hirschfield, associate professor of economics at Villanova University, shared her research on the concept of happiness and how it’s changed throughout history. Her perspective as an educator highlights the value of a virtue-based education.